Lorna brings over 30 years’ experience of leading and developing social care services and of being a Chair of a large Further Education college from 1992 to 2013. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of Governors in a Catholic Secondary School.
She is a specialist around workforce development; setting up one of the first ever Social Work Academies for the London Borough of Croydon in January 2010. She received national recognition for this. Lorna is an experienced senior manager and has worked as a consultant in a number of councils. As a consultant in Medway Council from June 2013 to March 2015, she led the rewriting of all Role Profiles for Children Social Workers and their managers. As well as undertaking independent training and consultancy she is currently involved in major transformation projects. She also project managed the setup of the Social Work Academy to attract, recruit, develop and retain social workers and managers. At the Judicial appointments commission, Lorna was one of the five lay members. This was set up in 2006 to appoint judges in England and Wales. She has spoken and chaired national conferences and has also carried out commissioned work with the Home Office.
Mrs Claffey has been the Headteacher of St. Peter’s since January 2009. Previously she has taught in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and in the London Borough of Redbridge. Mrs Claffey's thoughts on her role as Head teacher and a member of the Governing Body are “I thoroughly enjoy being part of St. Peter’s community, where the feeling of belonging to a family is very powerful and one that I wish to strengthen further still. I strive to work in partnership with the children, parents, staff, governors, local authority and most importantly the parish to create a place of excellence where everyone’s success is valued and celebrated."
Mrs Coster is staff governor and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Nick became a LA Governor in 2015 shortly after his daughter left St. Peter's. He is a solicitor, born and raised in East Grinstead, and having been a town councillor since 2011 was Town Mayor for the year 2014/15. Nick is a sports enthusiast and has also attempted to play football in previous Vets Dad's matches.
Georgie joined as a Parent Governor in November 2019. She has two boys currently at St Peter’s (in Years 4 and 2). She has been a Primary school teacher for over 16 years and currently works at a nearby Catholic Primary school. She hopes to be able to use her professional background to support the school and also be a link for parents.
Georgie grew up locally on a farm and enjoys most Sports and being outside, simply in the garden or walking her dog.
Father Jack has been parish priest in East Grinstead since July 2019 and he has been involved in school governance for many years.
Sue Faulkner - Foundation Governor
I am very pleased to have been appointed Foundation Governor at St Peter’s and to have the opportunity to serve the school community as a member of the Governing Body.
I am a member of Our Lady and St Peter’s parish where I am a Eucharistic minister, a welcomer and a member of the SVP.
I am a retired teacher, having taught in primary schools in inner London, Croydon and West Sussex during my career. I have also taught in further education and in higher education in initial teacher training. I was an associate lecturer for the Open University, teaching on professional studies courses for teachers and the Masters in Education programme for leadership and management courses for aspiring school leaders. For over twenty years I was a primary headteacher working in Catholic schools in West Sussex and Tower Hamlets.
I have been able to continue my involvement in Catholic education since retiring, initially providing support as a consultant head for the Diocese and for the past seven years as a foundation governor at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Crawley. I am also a member of the management committee for Friary Preschool which serves Crawley Catholic Parish. I am passionate about Catholic education and have a special interest in children’s mental health and wellbeing and their spiritual development.
I live in East Grinstead with my husband Richard. We have four adult children and six grandchildren.
Anna Mastrandreas - Parent Governor
I feel very privileged to be parent Governor at St Peter's and hope to bring a parent perspective that promotes the wellbeing of the whole school. I look forward to being part of making St Peter's a stimulating learning environment that allows and encourages both staff and children to thrive and develop a lifelong love of learning.
I was a qualified nurse for 28 years and worked across many specialities including Paediatrics at Tadworth Court Children’s Hospital where I developed the belief that children, and humans in general, are capable of achieving anything! I specialised in Accident and Emergency nursing and then went on to work in Haematology at the Royal Marsden in Sutton. Latterly I trained as a Health Visitor and did a degree in Public Health that focused on the health of children, and was involved in identifying health, social and emotional needs and working closely with other professionals in initiating safeguarding and child protection.
I enjoy baking, reading and yoga and am just starting my strength training journey.